After an initial love affair, Glenn, Pat, and Stu have not been fans of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for quite some time now. From immigration to gun control to climate change, the guys do not believe Christie is the conservative he claims to be, and this latest bridge scandal is just the icing on the cake. As Glenn sees it, Christie is a big government progressive, and he will not support his 2016 presidential efforts. Pat and Stu have taken similar stances on the topic.
Given Christie’s current success in the polls, however, it will be interesting to see how the next couple of years unfold. If the 2016 election were a fight between Republican candidate Chris Christie and, say, Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, would Glenn, Pat, and Stu support the Republican, or would they vote third-party?
On radio this morning, Judy, a self-described longtime listener from North Carolina, called in to discuss the potential danger of not keeping the Republican Party unified to defeat a Democratic challenger.
The conversation that ensued was heated, but it represents a very real problem within the Republican Party. Are those who do will not support the chosen candidate ‘poisoning the well’ as Judy argued, or are conservatives and small-government minded individuals simply standing their ground? Check out Glenn’s conversation with Judy in the clip below and be sure to share your thoughts on the discussion board.